What is the most venomous snake in the world ?
During your various trips to the four corners of the planet, you may be confronted with reptiles that are very unsympathetic. And even some very dangerous and poisonous snakes.
Every year, snakes cause nearly forty-five thousand deaths in humans, including nearly 20 000 deaths annually on the African continent alone.
However, nature is also ruthless for these animals, and they have many tools to attack and defend themselves. Among them are unique predators: venomous snakes. The Viper House presents 10 of the most dangerous serpents in the world. Here we go...
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1. The black mamba
The black mamba has a hue that varies from grey to green; it takes its name from the black coloration of the inside of its mouth. He is a large snake that can reach more than 13 feet in length. It generally measures between 7 and 10 feet. Many consider it to be the deadliest snake in the world, mainly because he's the fastest (up to 12 mph on the ground) and most aggressive of all. What makes it a formidable predator is its large quantity of venom that can kill prey in only 15 minutes!
What are the risks of this type of bite?
- Death by asphyxiation in less than 2 hours. Medical intervention is, therefore, imperative within an hour and a half because its venom is lethal and very poisonous.
Where is it located?
- The black mamba is found mainly in Africa. From Ethiopia to the Cape in South Africa.
Should I cancel my trip to South Africa? 😜
- South Africa is a beautiful country. Canceling your trip for fear of meeting the Black Mamba is a stupid thing to do! Be aware that this snake only feeds on small mammals such as rats or small birds. Stay away from him, and he will never come near you!
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2. The Naja Naja cobra
This snake is also called the Indian Cobra or Spectacled Cobra. The Naja is extremely poisonous. It measures between 1.80 and 2 meters long.
Before attacking the Naja cobras deploy their headdress, they keep their mouth open and emit a breath, and then they strike. And after the bite, death is possible after an hour. ☠️
- The paralyzing venom (neurotoxin) can cause a respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest. This Cobra is essentially nocturnal, so it hunts at night.
- The Naja is an Asian snake that is extremely widespread in India. This is precisely the problem because India is one of the most densely populated countries on the planet. This high population density increases the risk of confrontation.
- It's also found in Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. It ranges from sea level and in the mountains up to 2,000 meters above sea level. In other words, it can be found everywhere...
Another cobra exists, and it is the African spitting cobra or black-necked Cobra, it is found in southern Egypt and northern South Africa.
Its particularity: this kind of Cobra can spit its venom 2.5 m away, directly into its victim's eyes, causing temporary blindness.
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3. The Puff adder, one of the most dangerous snakes in the world...
Member of the family Viperidae. If the bite of the Puff adder is not treated in time, the part that has been bitten will have to be amputated. You have been warned...
This snake's venom fangs can be up to 2 cm long, which is relatively long for a snake. And it's highly poisonous causes internal bleeding and tissue necrosis.
But apart from these two features, the striking viper is the fastest attacking snake in the world.
Before its attack, the bumping viper warns of its intention to bite by whistling and making sudden head movements.
The bumping viper is found in sub-Saharan Africa and more precisely in grassy savannas but also semi-desert to desert regions. This species of snakes are mainly concentrated between Ethiopia and South Africa.
Concerning its color, it is beige and brown, which allows an ideal camouflage. In terms of size, this snake is relatively small, with adult males ranging in length from 1.2 meters to 1.5 meters.
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4. Bothrops asper or ( fer-de-lance) one of the most toxic venom
This snake is particularly dangerous and poisonous. The Bothrops asper is a member of the viper family (Viperidae).
It moves in the trees of the rainforest as well as in the water.
This snake can grow up to 2.5 meters long. The shape of its triangular head has earned it the name "triangular viper" or "fer-de-lance." The triangular head is due to the presence of two balls of venom at the back of its neck.
It is usually very difficult to detect on the ground because of its effective camouflage.
The Bothrops asper is the snake that causes the most deaths in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica. In fact, unlike other snakes that flee when they hear the footsteps of humans, this one remains in place. This serpent seeks to defend its territory above all else! 🐍
Interesting facts about the Bothrops asper: it is probably the species of snake responsible for most of the deadly snake bites in the country. But they can bite without injecting any (or only small) venom. Normally they are not interested in wasting their poison on animals that are too big to eat (like humans) because it takes more than a day to reproduce the toxic venom. Also, there are reports of snakes being much more aggressive when they shed their skin.
Nevertheless, to reassure you, here are the official statistics around snake bites in Costa Rica: about 800 bites and three deaths per year on average. Moreover, most of the victims are peasants working in the fields, being, therefore, more exposed than the rest population.
5. Anaconda: beautiful but dangerous
This snake is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous snakes. The anaconda is not venomous, but it is a constrictor that chokes its prey. It also has very strong teeth.
It can be up to 12 meters long and weigh up to 250 kg. It's what classifies it in the category of giant snakes. It can measure up to 8.5 meters in length. The anaconda is olive green in color. Its eyes are white, and its ears have the characteristic of being on top of its head, which allows it to keep only a very small part of its head on the surface of the water when it hunts.
The anaconda even attacks caimans and even jaguars in some cases. When the anaconda is young, it usually stands on a branch and falls on its prey. But with age, it becomes heavier and heavier and must resolve to surprise its prey in the water or the mud.
This serpent is found in South America, mainly in Brazil and more precisely in the Amazonian forest, one of the largest forests in the world. But also in Colombia, Paraguay, and Ecuador.
6. Inland Taipan: Active venom even after 80 years!
Also, known as the Western Taipan or the fierce snake. This snake is very dangerous because its venom is 25 times more poisonous than the Cobra. However, the Taipan causes no more than 4 or 5 deaths per year.
It is mainly found in Australia and New Guinea. It causes very few victims because he' s shy and distant. Therefore, he rarely attacks humans. But beware, he's still very dangerous. For a single dose of his neurotoxic venom would be enough to kill up to 100 men or 100,000 rats.
Finally, the Taipan is brown in winter and yellow-green in summer. It measures between 2 meters long and 3.60 meters long. Unusual: researchers have studied samples of Taipan poison; its venom remains biologically active even after 80 years of conservation !!!!
For this reason, the Taipan is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet.
7. King cobra: Majestic but deadly...
It is also called the king cobra, the longest venomous snake in the world, with a size of up to 5.6 m long, for weight around 10 kilos.
King Cobras are usually olive green, bronze, or black color. They inject large quantities of venom, and this is what makes them one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet. On the other hand, it is an outstanding hunter, thanks to its undeniable visual acuity.
By biting an elephant on a sensitive part of its body, the venom of the Cobra can kill it in 3 hours. It's what makes it a very powerful serpent.
In general, death comes from asphyxiation.
The king cobra is found all over the Asian continent. It has a life expectancy of twenty years.
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8. The Texas rattlesnake: Made in United-State 🇺🇸
The Texas rattlesnake is also known as Texas diamondback. This snake measures between 1.5 and 2 meters as an adult. He's grey-brown or pink-brown to yellowish with a more or less dusty appearance.
He is a "rattlesnake" because it usually rattles before attacking its prey. This type of serpent is very aggressive and is active both day and night. But as far as its activity is concerned, everything depends on the ambient temperature.
The Texas rattlesnake is responsible for half of the venomous bites in the USA. He's therefore very dangerous... It is for this reason that he's regularly the victim of destruction or eradication campaigns.
His very aggressive behavior and his high venom make this snake one of the most dangerous and deadly snakes in the world. The western diamondback rattlesnake lives in the United States (California, Nevada, Arizona, Arkansas...) and Mexico.
9. The death adder: Everything is in the title ☠️
This snake is usually less than a meter long. This one has a very thick red, brown, or grey body with transverse bands that can be more or less light or dark.
As its name suggests, the death viper is the deadliest snakes to humans.
It is generally found in Australia.
10. Eastern brown snake
Reptiles of the genus Pseudonaja are commonly known as brown snakes. But the problem with the brown snake is that he is very aggressive and very venomous. There are altogether nine species of brown snakes, and they all live in Australia.
The brown snake is no more than two meters long. But in any case, its bites are lethal to man.
11. The Coral snake
The coral snake has one of the most venoms of all serpents. Although it's small, its poison can cause a lot of injuries like for example:
- Gradual movement deficits
- Neurological disabilities
- Growing muscle weakness
- Breathing trouble
- Cardiac arrest 💔
Mostly present in Texas, this snake remains shy and very distant. It bites, does not mean direct intoxication. Indeed, this reptile does not have large teeth like some vipers, for example. Therefore to inject its venom, it has to chew for a while. That means that you have a lot of time to get rid of it.
Well, still go see a doctor... you never know...🤷♂️
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